Kate Lundin, Marketing Director
Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N) is excited to share that William “Bill” Balhoff, CPA, CFF, CGMA, is the recipient of the 2022 Gold Medal Award of Distinction, the highest honor granted by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). Since 1944, the Gold Medal of Distinction has been bestowed upon CPAs whose influence on the accounting profession has been especially notable.
“Bill has been a driving force of positive change in our community, our firm, and our profession. This honor exemplifies the tremendous impact he has had,” said Dan Gardiner, P&N CEO and managing director.
As the former managing director and CEO of P&N, Bill has been instrumental in helping P&N grow into the largest Louisiana-based accounting firm. Bill's influence has helped create an accounting and consulting practice with a diverse skill and service combination and a unique depth of talent. Both Accounting Today and CPA Magazine named Bill among the "Top 100 Most Influential People" in the accounting profession. The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) recognized Bill earlier this year with the LCPA Life Member Award. In 2014, he was named Businessperson of the Year by the Baton Rouge Business Report.
Bill’s professional involvement includes serving as the AICPA board of directors chair and an AICPA Council member. He serves as a Board Member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. He is a former member of the Private Companies Practice Section Peer Review Committee and former chairman of the Executive Committee. Bill also served as a member of the board of directors and past president of the LCPA Baton Rouge Chapter.
Read the AICPA announcement here.
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